Liam Spencer b 1964

Liam Spencer was born in Burnley in 1964 and is now one of the leading figures in Northern School Art. He completed a Foundation Course at the Burnley College of Arts and Technology and then went to Manchester Polytechnic where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

Although Liam Spencer had already exhibited regularly and widely (Burnley, Guilford, London, Manchester, York), his solo exhibition at the prestigious opening of the Lowry in Salford in 2000 was so successful that his name has subsequently been linked with the urban panoramas of Manchester and Salford. This exhibition at The Lowry Centre exhibition firmly established his reputation as one of the leading artists in the North West.

Liam Spencer is best known for his urban landscapes of Manchester and Salford, he paints familiar scenes and buildings, creating extraordinary pictures of bridges, canals, motorways, industrial buildings, rooftops, traffic and the city at night. He is an artist who sees something fresh and interesting in the everyday life of the city. He paints from what he sees on the street, often on the journey from home to his studio, using a camera to record fleeting impressions. He often colours his canvas with the gleaming reflections caused by car headlights, and the glistening roads and buildings constantly dampened by our Northern climate.
He has painted the Mancunian Way many times, at different times of day and in different weather conditions. The now defunct Odeon Cinema on Oxford Road, Albert Square, Urbis and Victoria Station all appear in his pictures and capture the city's constant transformation.

In 2002 and 2003, Spencer painted a series of pictures in New York based on digital photographs he took there. Times Square in the rain is painted in all its vibrancy, with its traffic, streams of pedestrians and billboards. Spencer's most recent series of paintings are scenes of cities in China; the hustle and bustle of the streets and waterways of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing are captured with the artist's trademark use of colour and light.
In 2006 he exhibited From Manchester to Shanghai at Manchester Art Gallery, and was the subject of a 30 minute documentary on BBC NW, A Picture of Manchester. He also had retrospectives at Salford Museum and Art Gallery in 2011 and Gallery Oldham in 2012.

Liam Spencer finds beauty in what others might consider banal, from canals and chip shops to motorways and modern buildings. In his hands, a drab and dreary city scene on a wet and miserable day can appear beguiling and beautiful.

Liam is often most frequently associated with images of Manchester, but he doesn't see himself as primarily a Mancunian artist. His iconic paintings of New York are now as popular as his Manchester Scenes. He has also painted scenes of Cornwall, Venice, Shanghai, Bejing, Istanbul and Rome. He has recently produced a series of black and white ink paintings made up of individual sections. These have proved to be very popular with collectors


What makes looking at Liam Spencer's paintings today so refreshing is that they very simply and confidently belong to that rarest of all traditions - the tradition of good painting.
Bridget Riley

Liam Spencer

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Liam Spencer - Blue Tit

Liam Spencer

Blue Tit

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

Price: £250.00

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Liam Spencer - Blue Tit

Liam Spencer

Blue Tit

Oil on Board

8 x 6 ins (20.32 x 15.24 cms)

Price: £750.00

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Liam Spencer - Coal Pit Lane , Snow and Fog II

Oil on Canvasboard

9½ x 11¾ ins (24.13 x 29.85 cms)

Price: £2,950.00

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Liam Spencer - Cross Street Cloud

Liam Spencer

Cross Street Cloud

Oil on Board

21¼ x 16 ins (53.98 x 40.64 cms)

Price: £3,800.00

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Liam Spencer - Driving Into Sunset, East Manchester

Oil on Board

9 x 18 ins (22.86 x 45.72 cms)

Price: £3,250.00

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Liam Spencer - Goldcrest III

Liam Spencer

Goldcrest III

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

Price: £250.00

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Liam Spencer - Great Tit

Liam Spencer

Great Tit

Watercolour

4½ x 6½ ins (11.43 x 16.51 cms)

Price: £250.00

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Liam Spencer - Hale Village

Liam Spencer

Hale Village

Oil on Board

12 x 16 ins (30.48 x 40.64 cms)

Price: £3,500.00

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Liam Spencer - Heron II

Liam Spencer

Heron II

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

Price: £250.00

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Liam Spencer - Little Owl Autumn II

Liam Spencer

Little Owl Autumn II

Oil on Board

8 x 6 ins (20.32 x 15.24 cms)

Price: £750.00

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Liam Spencer - Liverpool Panorama

Liam Spencer

Liverpool Panorama

Oil on Board

11½ x 42 ins (29.21 x 106.68 cms)

Price: £4,950.00

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Liam Spencer - Mallard

Liam Spencer

Mallard

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Meadow Pipit

Liam Spencer

Meadow Pipit

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Mill, Mosque and Supermarket

Oil on Board

20 x 12 ins (50.80 x 30.48 cms)

Price: £3,750.00

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Liam Spencer - Nuthatch III

Liam Spencer

Nuthatch III

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

Price: £250.00

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Liam Spencer - Piccadilly, London

Liam Spencer

Piccadilly, London

Oil on Board

12 x 30 ins (30.48 x 76.20 cms)

Price: £4,250.00

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Liam Spencer - Pied Wagtail

Liam Spencer

Pied Wagtail

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

Price: £175.00

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Liam Spencer - Rickshaw, New York

Liam Spencer

Rickshaw, New York

Oil on Board

24 x 48 ins (60.96 x 121.92 cms)

Price: £7,500.00

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Liam Spencer - Robin

Liam Spencer

Robin

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

Price: £250.00

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Liam Spencer - Robin II

Liam Spencer

Robin II

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

Price: £250.00

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Liam Spencer - Science and Industry Museum, Sunset

Oil on Board

6 x 10.5 ins (15.24 x 26.67 cms)

Price: £1,750.00

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Liam Spencer - Song Thrush

Liam Spencer

Song Thrush

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Times Square Study, Zebra Crossing

Oil on Board

8 x 16 ins (20.32 x 40.64 cms)

Price: £2,900.00

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Liam Spencer - Times Square Taxis

Liam Spencer

Times Square Taxis

Oil on Board

42 x 24 ins (106.68 x 60.96 cms)

Price: £7,500.00

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Liam Spencer - Times Square, Aeropostal

Oil on Board

24 x 48 ins (60.96 x 121.92 cms)

Price: £7,500.00

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Liam Spencer - Trafalgar Square Study

Liam Spencer

Trafalgar Square Study

Oil on Board

5½ x 16½ ins (13.97 x 41.91 cms)

Price: £2,500.00

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Liam Spencer - Traffic in the Rain II

Liam Spencer

Traffic in the Rain II

Oil on Board

16 x 24 ins (40.64 x 60.96 cms)

Price: £3,600.00

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Liam Spencer - Turf Moor and Park View

Oil on Board

12 x 21 ins (30.48 x 53.34 cms)

Price: £4,750.00

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Liam Spencer - Newton Street, Manchester

Oil on Board

24 x 36 ins (60.96 x 91.44 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Albert Square

Liam Spencer

Albert Square

Oil on Board

4 x 4 ins (10.16 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Border Collie ( Canis Familiaris)

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

5 x 5 ins (12.70 x 12.70 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Bullfinch

Liam Spencer

Bullfinch

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Campfield Arcade

Liam Spencer

Campfield Arcade

Oil on Board

4 x 4 ins (10.16 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Deansgate and Sawyers Arms

Oil on Board

16 x 23¾ ins (40.64 x 60.33 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Dunnock

Liam Spencer

Dunnock

Oil on Board

6 x 8 ins (15.24 x 20.32 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Empire State

Liam Spencer

Empire State

Oil on Board

18 x 12 ins (45.72 x 30.48 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Goldcrest

Liam Spencer

Goldcrest

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Goldfinch

Liam Spencer

Goldfinch

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Great Spotted Woodpecker

Watercolour

6½ x 4½ ins (16.51 x 11.43 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Great White Egret

Liam Spencer

Great White Egret

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Green Finch

Liam Spencer

Green Finch

Watercolour

4½ x 6½ ins (11.43 x 16.51 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Grey Wagtail

Liam Spencer

Grey Wagtail

Watercolour

4.74 x 6.75 ins (12.04 x 17.15 cms)

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Liam Spencer - King Street, Manchester

Oil on Board

16 x 23.75 ins (40.64 x 60.33 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Kingfisher

Liam Spencer

Kingfisher

Watercolour

4.5 x 6.5 ins (11.43 x 16.51 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Liverpool Road

Liam Spencer

Liverpool Road

Oil on Board

4 x 4 ins (10.16 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Long Tailed Tit

Liam Spencer

Long Tailed Tit

Watercolour

6¾ x 4½ ins (17.15 x 11.43 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Long Tailed Tit II

Liam Spencer

Long Tailed Tit II

Watercolour

4.5 x 6.5 ins (11.43 x 16.51 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Nuthatch

Liam Spencer

Nuthatch

Watercolour

4.5 x 6.25 ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Nuthatch II

Liam Spencer

Nuthatch II

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Peregrine Falcon

Liam Spencer

Peregrine Falcon

Watercolour

4½ x 6½ ins (11.43 x 16.51 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Portrait of L.S. Lowry

Liam Spencer

Portrait of L.S. Lowry

Ink and Wash

12 x 16 ins (30.48 x 40.64 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Portrait of Theodore Major

Ink and Wash

12 x 16 ins (30.48 x 40.64 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Robin

Liam Spencer

Robin

Ink and Wash

4.75 x 4.75 ins (12.07 x 12.07 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Smoke and Snow

Liam Spencer

Smoke and Snow

Oil on panel

6 x 8 ins (15.24 x 20.32 cms)

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Liam Spencer - St Ives Harbour

Liam Spencer

St Ives Harbour

Oil on Board

8.25 x 7.25 ins (20.96 x 18.42 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Strangeways Twilight

Liam Spencer

Strangeways Twilight

Oil on Board

8 x 12 ins (20.32 x 30.48 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Swallow

Liam Spencer

Swallow

Watercolour

4.5 x 6.5 ins (11.43 x 16.51 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Wren

Liam Spencer

Wren

Watercolour

4½ x 6¼ ins (11.43 x 15.88 cms)

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